OAKLAND, Calif (Oct. 19) - The shouts were followed by screams as an early model Chevrolet sedan smashed into two parked vehicles around 3:30 p.m. on Foothill Boulevard between 60th and Seminary avenues, penning one person beneath the car and causing injuries to several others. Witnesses and victims say a group of people were standing in front of the New Life Pentecostal Church at 5927 Foothill when suddenly a car came careening at them. They tried to scatter but not all made it. The driver of the Chevrolet seemed to wreak of the smell of marijuana, and he held his hands up to his ears and asked for silence as one of the victims shouted obscenities and threatened him with violence if he didn't remain seated in his car.
As people wailed, moaned and screamed, the driver's sister ran around the scene speaking with emergency telephone operators via cell phone. Suddenly, a loud bang was heard with smoke coming from near the car. A gun - what looked to be a sawed off shotgun - was found on the scene - allegedly in the vehicle - by one of the people who was hit by the car. That person covered the gun and held onto it until police arrived. The man penned beneath the car was alive at the time of removal.
Reporting live from Oakland, Calif. at 7:17 p.m. PST.